Wednesday, September 17, 2008

True Blood tv show renewed for 2nd season

Stephanie, from the Hollywood Reporter, sent me this info. HBO has already renewed True Blood for another season.

Oooooo.... one quibble.... the show's action is set in Bon Temps, LA, not New Orleans as stated in the article. As you can guess, I'd love to see them take a trip to NOLA :)

HBO orders second season of 'True Blood'
By Andrew Wallenstein

HBO is ordering a second season of new series "True Blood" after just two episodes.

The series, which follows the adventures of vampires in New Orleans, will go back into production early next year in anticipation of a new batch of episodes for the summer of 2009.

While the premiere episode of the series received a modest audience, HBO cited an "unprecedented" 24% increase in viewers for the second installment. In addition, the "Blood" premiere drew 4 million when additional runs of that episode were tallied.

"We are absolutely thrilled that the critics and our viewers have embraced 'True Blood,'" said Michael Lombardo, president of programming group and West Coast operations at HBO. "Alan Ball has done it again--made an addictive series that is unlike any other."

"I am thrilled to be able to continue to work with such a talented group of writers, cast and crew to explore the characters and world created by Charlaine Harris in her novels," said Alan Ball, executive producer of "Blood."

Photograph ~ Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) in True Blood television series promo photo

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